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Vega E Project Manager

European Space Agency


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the forefront of space exploration as Vega-E Project Manager at the European Space Agency and propel your career to new heights


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Frascati, Italy

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In-person- Frascati Italy

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is a beacon of innovation and diversity in the space industry, dedicated to exploring the cosmos and fostering inclusivity within its workforce. ESA is calling for skilled individuals, irrespective of their background, to contribute to its mission of discovery and advancement. Women, in particular, are encouraged to apply, bolstering the agency's commitment to gender diversity.

Role Summary:

  • Lead the technical and programmatic aspects of the Vega-E development project.
  • Conduct negotiations and manage procurement related to the project.
  • Interface with industry partners to implement project activities effectively.
  • Develop project plans and support integrated project reviews.
  • Identify and manage health and safety risks within the project scope.

Role Requirements:

  • Master's degree in aerospace engineering, with a focus on launch systems and technologies.
  • Experience leading and developing teams of engineers in the launchers sector.
  • Capability to provide strategic direction within the Department of Flight Programs.
  • Experience in people management and working internationally is highly beneficial.
  • Diverse functional experience relevant to ESA's activities is desirable.

Application Process Details:

  • Applicants must be able to access technology under European and US export controls.
  • Security clearance eligibility is required.
  • Selection tests may be part of the application process.
  • Open to nationals from ESA Member States and associated countries.

We are the European Space Agency (ESA), an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

The Role: As the Vega-E Project Manager, you will be responsible for the technical and programmatic implementation of the Vega-E development. This includes managing the technical and programmatic implementation of the Vega-E development, conducting negotiations related to procurement in your area of responsibility, interfacing with industry for the implementation of the project’s activities, preparing the relevant project plans and supporting the integrated project reviews. You will also be responsible for identifying, assessing, managing and reporting the health and safety risks in your area of responsibility.

Job Requirements: A master's degree in aerospace engineering is required for this post with focus on launch systems and technologies. You should have proven experience of leading, motivating and developing a team of development engineers in the launchers area, the ability to provide strategic direction to the individuals and teams within the Department of Flight Programs and to relate team objectives to the overall, evolving organisational goals and context. People management experience is an asset, as is international experience, i.e. outside your home country, as well as experience in diverse functional areas relevant to ESA activities.

Benefits: We offer a diverse and inclusive work environment with a good work-life balance. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

Application Details: Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations. Applicants must be eligible for security clearance by their national security administrations. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia , Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.


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